Thursday, March 12, 2015

Disappointing End

The second season of Sleepy Hollow on Fox ended on a very damp note. In reality, it ended at about the middle of the season, when the great demon Moloch was killed by the second horseman. But the producers decided to keep it going anyway and it was disastrous. At one point, it seemed the show was going from a main story to a basic theme - killing demons - and thus turning episodic. If that's the case, it was a failed strategy because it made most of season 2 very boring to watch.

Then came the teaser to season 3 (did you miss it?). Yes, the point where we're told that Abbie will be adding on to a little book of spells written by her ancestor. Well, that's just fine, but I doubt this show will get a third season if it doesn't move up the value chain and re-establish itself with what it was best known and loved for in season 1 - the unexpected twists and the strong underlying story, not to mention the clever use of historical events (although season 2 was commendable on that front). Much has to be for this series to come back to its glory. 

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